The depth is outstanding, especially with elite freshmen and transfers incoming. The task will be swimming best times at NCAAs – an issue in 2019.
Despite a great senior class graduating last year, Cal still returns a talent-laden roster, headed by the nation’s top sprinter: Abbey Weitzeil.
Seniors Zach Apple, Vini Lanza, Ian Finnerty, adnd James Connor combined for 161 individual points at NCAAs, nearly half of the Hoosier’s 385.5 point total.
UVA is without a doubt in a stronger place heading into this season than last season, thanks in large part to the #1 recruiting class this year.
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Despite losing 5 NCAA scorers and 12/20 relay legs to graduation, a talented freshman class arrives to help rebuild around returning star Coleman Stewart.
NC State has immense relay potential, with young stars in back (freshman Katharine Berkoff) and breast (sophomore Sophie Hansson) plus elite free sprinters.
Senior leader Felix Auboeck is back after a heroic win in the mile at the 2019 NCAA Championships. He needs to be as lethal in the 200/500 free this year.
A lot of Tennessee’s success will run through Erika Brown, who will be a contender for three individual NCAA titles once again in her senior year.
While the Cardinals lose the spark plug that was Zach Harting, they return most of the core that propelled them to a program-best 5th place NCAA in 2019.
Claire Adams, with A-final potential in the 100 back and 100 free, is a relay weapon and a senior leader for the Texas Longhorns.
After a slew of 2018 graduations and 2019 transfers, Florida again faces adversity, but returns a bulldozing sophomore class on the rise.
Last year was Georgia’s worst NCAA finish since 1983. But with no graduated scorers and a great freshman class coming in, UGA is poised to bounce back.
Minnesota has extreme highs, including elite distance, breaststroke, & diving, but also some major holes. A young roster will look for a program-best finish.
Paul DeLakis and Ohio State moved into the top 10, but could be a legit top 5 program – if they can figure out a way to repeat their Big Ten times at NCAAs.
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